If you live in an area where wildlife wander, try to get a photo of one of them to share in class. See if you can determine the animal's daily pattern of sleeping, eating and wandering around, just by observing. Present your photo and report to the class. If you do not live in such an area, do a research project on a favorite wildlife animal and find photos.
Try to arrange an outing to a petting zoo for the class or a small group. Petting zoos often have exotic animals who are naturally wild, but who can get close enough to enjoy and pet. Petting zoos are not only for children.
Have students draw plans for their own house in the wilderness. It does not have to be in the woods. The wilderness can be the plains, the beach, the middle...
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